‘Gilchrist’ wool mix navy blue herringbone suiting fabric
Versatile navy blue herringbone suiting fabric in a wool mix. Perfect for structured dresses, classic trousers, skirts and cross-season suiting.
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We love a classic suiting fabric – and it’s rare that we can resist a herringbone weave. This wool mix navy blue herringbone suiting fabric is right up our alley.
This particular specimen combines a warp thread in a soft grey-blue with a black weft. the overall effect is of a solid navy blue with depth and interest.
Our classic navy blue herringbone fabric lies within the bracket of a ‘medium-weight’ suiting fabric – thoroughly well-behaved, pliable, stable and not at all bulky. It holds a shape well, yet it’s not a completely stiff fabric – when you have enough to play with then there’s some graceful folding and movement as you can see in this video.
The herringbone weave pattern here is a narrow width, giving a refined air to the fabric. We think it will work wonderfully as a jacket, suit, wide-legged trousers; certainly a skirt – even a dress? We can certainly feel a bit of midcentury tailoring coming on – or perhaps this simple take on a trouser suit designed by Anne Klein for Vogue Patterns – perfect for this weight of fabric we think.
We recommend spot- or dry cleaning this fabric, particularly if your garment is fitted or lined – see our Fabric care pages for more information.